In today’s episode, I sat down with the one and only Ilbert Sanchez. Born and raised in Honduras until the age of six, Ilbert J Sanchez moved to New York City not knowing how vastly his life would change. He quickly learned to navigate his way through new customs and setting his eyes on the American Dream.
Ilbert overcame cultural differences and challenges as he excelled in art and design. After receiving his Bachelor’s of Arts in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Ilbert realized that in order to achieve his dreams, it would take great risks.
His personal mission of helping young men learn and grow is evident in his various speaking engagements and initiatives with schools all over New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.
During this episode, we discuss Ilbert’s evolution as a man. From why he struggled to be vulnerable, to how his relationship with his mother impacted his availability to other women and the prep work he did while being single for two years.
We even got into the culture shock of moving the United States to pursue the American dream, and how getting fired helped him find his purpose.
Here’s what we’re going to cover in this episode:
- The culture shock of being an immigrant black man in America.
- How Ilbert’s mom has impacted his journey.
- How Ilbert learned he wasn’t fulfilled.
- The set back that helped him find his purpose.
- What it was like to be vulnerable at the lowest point in his career.
- How he knew he needed to go to therapy.
- The prep work he did while being single for 2 years.
- The importance of communication & transparency in his new relationship.
- His feelings as a black man in America.
- How he overcame his fear of failure.
- His advice to the younger version of himself.
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